Shalyn Coleman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She specializes in anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder and trauma.
Shalyn’s approach is both compassionate and skills-based. She helps clients to learn to sit with the unknown – eventually growing to tolerate uncertainty in a manner that feels manageable and helps individuals feel more in control.
Shalyn helps clients identify red flags in relationships, as well as end the ones that no longer serve them. As an advocate for personal empowerment, she helps clients to break undesirable cycles, set relationship boundaries, and attain independence.
Additionally, Shalyn is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment, widely considered the most effective and evidence-supported treatment for the treatment of OCD with or without medication. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), the gold-standard treatment for personality disorders and a skills-based treatment aimed at improving one's own capacity for regulating emotions and tolerating distress.
Shalyn strongly believes that with acceptance, comes change – and she looks forward to helping each client enact positive change in their lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
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Years of Experience: 5 years
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Butler Hospital, 2018 - Present
McLean Hospital, 2016 - 2018
Boston College, MSW, 2016